Your dream of running a concession trailer or a simple food truck could be finally ready to happen. You may have already secured the truck, made up your menu, and started to create a route or location for your truck. However, until you have the equipment necessary to make the meals and beverages you'd like to impress customers with, your dream remains only a dream. How can you easily get equipment so you can begin rolling with your truck?
1. Know Interior Size
The primary challenge of any food truck is the space you're dealing with. You need to be able to work in a small space, and if you'll have someone in there helping you take orders, the space is diminished even more. For that reason, it's unwise to rely on your eyes or guesses about whether the equipment will fit in there. Take measurements of the empty concession trailer and measure every appliance and piece of equipment that might be in there. Don't take anyone's word for it that a piece will fit; measure it yourself.
2. Know What's Needed
You're unlikely to fit all the equipment from a commercial kitchen inside a concession trailer. That's why you must consider what pieces you need and what you can live without. If selling burritos, for example, you may be browning ground beef yourself. However, saving space is important, so you may opt not to have frying pans and spices taking up space inside the trailer. Instead, you may just brown the meat before taking the truck out.
It's also important that you not ignore things you might require. You may not want to take a second blender for smoothies, for example, but if your only blender breaks, that could cause so much stress and drama that it might be wise to keep a spare onboard.
3. Locate Parts
Replacing an entire blender with another one is an easy solution to a problem that can happen frequently. You can't just replace one oven with another one, however. Therefore, troubleshooting has to become a skill you work on. Above all, you should know several parts suppliers. That way, an equipment problem on the truck can be solved by driving the truck over to the supplier and getting the parts needed to do minor repairs.
With these recommendations, securing equipment doesn't have to be a concern. Once you've installed everything on the truck, you can finally start cooking for people in your area. Reach out to a company such as CS Techs Inc to learn more about concession trailer equipment.Share